Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Apr 2012 20:30 UTC
Windows It had to be said. It had to be said because no one else in the technology industry had the guts to say it. "I think it's time to stop giving Windows Phone a pass." Thanks, Joshua Topolsky. He's right. A few weeks ago I went back to my HTC HD7 for a few days while I was getting acquainted with the Android ROM scene, and to my utter surprise, most of my problems with Windows Phone 7 from when the platform was just released were still there.
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What pass?
by Yamin on Thu 5th Apr 2012 21:57 UTC
Yamin
Member since:
2006-01-10

I don't really think people give windows phone a pass. It is a pretty good 'base' phone. Almost all reviews say that.

But most review and people acknowledge the lack of quality apps. That is really the only worthwhile criticism in the article. The 3rd party apps aren't very good (don't scroll properly...). The browser was good for the sites I tried.

I just did a quick google on reviews... and they certainly don't give it a pass. They actually say the same thing in the article.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/27/windows-phone-7-5-mango-review/
nitpicks on the mutltitasking, other issues

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/04/05/review-hands-on-with-noki... (yeah... google gave me it )
deals with the lack of quality apps


I think most reviews of Windows Phone have been pretty reasonable (as much as reviews of most smartphones) and no one is giving it a pass. It's also a matter of expectations. A lot of reviews just review the base install and not the apps as well.

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RE: What pass?
by JAlexoid on Fri 6th Apr 2012 06:12 in reply to "What pass?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Every single review(that has a conclusion/recommendation section) says that it's not a "good enough phone"(at least). iOS and Android have moved faster than WP7.

As for the "pass", it's about scoring the overall device and giving it the benefit of the doubt.
TheVerge put the numbers onto the components of the Lumia 900 taking that into account - Ecosystem = 4.

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RE[2]: What pass?
by MollyC on Fri 6th Apr 2012 07:41 in reply to "RE: What pass?"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

OK, now I see you have an agenda, and I shouldn't have wasted my time replying to you earlier (I thought you were arguing in good faith; I see now that I was wrong). Every single review says it's "not good enough phone"? What does that even mean? That it's totally unusable? There is no review that says that. There are some reviews saying "not good enough to recommend over iPHone or Android", but none that says "not a good enough phone, period". And to claim that EVERY review says that is totally absurd.
Besides that, there are indeed there are reviews of high praise for the Lumia 900.

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